VDOT News - Staunton
Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Ken Slack 540-332-9264
March 13, 2018
ICE POSSIBLE TUESDAY MORNING IN SOUTHERN SHENANDOAH VALLEY
STAUNTON – (4:15 a.m.) Roadways in the southern Shenandoah Valley and Alleghany Highlands may have icy patches Tuesday morning, due to the late-winter snowstorm followed by subfreezing temperatures. Crews and contractors for the Virginia Department of Transportation continue to plow and treat roads in these areas.
Motorists should use extreme caution and assume that black ice is present on any road that appears wet. Bridges, overpasses and any surface with air underneath it will freeze first.
Interstates and most primary roads are clear throughout the 11-county VDOT Staunton District. As of 4:15 a.m. Tuesday, primary roads are in minor condition in Highland County. Secondary roads are in moderate condition in Bath County, and in minor condition in the counties of Augusta, Rockbridge, Rockingham, Highland and Alleghany.
For winter weather road conditions go to http://www.511Virginia.org, look at the orange bar on the top of the page and click on “Text Views” and then click on “Road Condition Table”. Look at the pull down box that lists all jurisdictions. In this box individual counties can be chosen to view.
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The VDOT Staunton District serves Frederick, Shenandoah, Clarke, Warren, Page, Rockingham, Augusta, Highland, Rockbridge, Alleghany and Bath counties.
Road condition definitions:
Severe – drifting or partially blocked road. Snow tires or chains are necessary.
Moderate – snow or ice on major portions of the roadway. Snow tires or chains are advisable.
Minor – bare pavement except for isolated spots of snow, ice or slush. Driving with caution is recommended.
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